Protestants and politics in five Latin American countries

Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin AmericaEvangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America by Paul Freston

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Essays by different authors focused on evangelical political activity in five different countries: Mexico, Guatemala (the Latin American country with the highest percentage of evangelicals), Nicaragua, Peru, and Brazil. The most interesting essays were the ones on Brazil and Mexico. A couple of takeaways:

-There has been a trend of more Pentecostal involvement in Brazil and Mexico in politics recently after a period with little involvement.

-There are evangelicals that belong to denominations as well as the well-known Pentecostal groups.

-Evangelicals have gotten involved in many different parties, and sometimes there have been evangelical parties or political groups.

I wish that I had a better historical and cultural framework in which to fit the information in the book. I may go back to it to absorb some of the details better.

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